Salt Dough Christmas Decorations
If you’ve got little ones at home, salt dough Christmas decorations are a great way to entertain them, get them in the festive spirit and create some heartfelt handmade gifts. Win win!
What you'll need:
- 150g flour
- 150g salt
- 120 ml water
- Non-toxic acrylic varnish
- Rolling pin
- Baking tray
- Drinking straw
- Biscuit cutters
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brush
- Glitter (I used our paper confetti too which worked well)
How to make them:
- Preheat the oven to 120°C or 250F.
- Measure the flour and salt, add to a mixing bowl and stir. Add water to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Kids love this bit!
- Sprinkle your workspace with flour and knead the dough until it’s soft and pliable – add more flour if needed.
- Sprinkle your rolling pin with flour and roll out the dough until it’s about ¼ inches thick.
- Using your biscuit cutters, cut out the festive shapes and place on a baking tray. Use the straw to add a hole to the top of them (for the ribbon to go through).
- Place them in the oven for 2-3 hours or until dry – flip once during baking.
- Once dry, allow to cool before letting the kids go crazy decorating each one with the paint and glitter. Finish with the varnish.
- Once the paint is dry, tie a piece of ribbon (I used our Santa's Sleigh and Christmas Bells cotton ribbon) to each one.
Voila! These make lovely extra little presents for family. I packaged some up with some chocolate for my son's pre-school staff using our personalised stickers to seal. Don't worry, I gave them wine too.. Happy baking!